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Street Name and Numbering Policy

Meeting: 06/10/2022 - Strategy and Resources Committee (Item 292)

292 Street Naming and Numbering Policy pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Resources, (copy enclosed).

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Resources that required Members to review, (amend as appropriate), and approve Maldon District Council’s (MDC’s) local policy and due diligence measures with regard to Section 3.1 of the Street Naming and Numbering Policy - Naming Streets after People attached as appendixA and approve adoption of the full Street Naming and Numbering policy.

 

The Chairman introduced the report, moved the recommendations and deferred to the Director of Resources to present the detail. He advised that the report sought to ensure a comprehensive and accessible policy and that the policy itself largely followed national criteria as the council cannot deviate from that. However there was discretion around naming streets as outlined in paragraph 3.1. Given recent sensitivities around name changing the council only allowed suggestions of surnames with local significance to be deemed suitable.

 

In response to issues raised Officers provided the following information:-

 

 

  • That in terms of charging the Council only recouped administrative costs as it was not allowed to make a profit in this regard.

 

Councillor Stamp proposed that the consultation period be extended from 14 days to 28 to allow for wider consultation with Parish and Town Councils and this was seconded.  She further wished it noted that she did not agree with using names of living people.

 

The Chairman then put the recommendations, including Councillor Stamp’s proposal, to the committee and they were agreed by assent.

 

RECOMMENDED

 

(i)           That the Street Naming and Numbering Policy (APPENDIX B) be approved.

 

(ii)         That a comprehensive, accessible policy for use by Residents, Developers, Officers and Council, Town and Parish Councillors was agreed which demonstrated and clarified the criteria applied to current Street Naming and Numbering decisions.

 

(iii)          That the Council agreed on the local policy for the use (or not) of peoples’ names, including a due diligence stage undertaken via Ward Members on the suitable use of any names submitted by Residents, Officers or Councillors (Ward or Parish) prior to them being submitted for wider consultation when naming new Streets.

 

(iv)         That the consultation period be extended to 28 days to allow for wider consultation with Parish and Town Councils.


Meeting: 15/09/2022 - Strategy and Resources Committee (Item 11.)

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To consider the report of the Director of Resources, (copy enclosed).

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